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to have to buy the book to get that. now, i start with this proposition. the united states, for a variety of reasons, no longer has the means to fulfill the three great dreams that have driven american politics over the last decade. one, the dream of business and wall street for deregulation and infinite profits. two, the dream of our military and foreign policy elite for global domination. three, the dream of the ordinary american for a rising living standard. now, one out of three? certainly. two out of three? maybe. three out of three? no way. now, you know, you turn on the tv at night, and you read the newspapers in the morning, and the pundits and politicians are talking about a grand bargain that must be made between liberals and conservatives, republicans and democrats, about taxes, about the budget, and it's all couched in the future of america. well, my first point here is that the bargain's already made. the deal has already been struck. that is of the three great dreams, the one that's going to go, the one that's going to go is the living standards of the american working middl
in the united states. we at the bush center -- are here with the their spouses we're fortunate to be associated with smu. our relationship with smu competed our expectations. i hope we have exceeded your expectations. we're very much involved in action oriented programs. i didn't want to be known as a think tanker. i want to be known as an a,-oriented place that can make a difference in the world. and so i want to thank you very much for having faith in us when we first convince you to support the bush center on the smu campus. we just got back from africa which is. we went over there because at the bush center, one of the major initiatives is to honor human life. we believe all life is precious. whether they live in america on the continent of africa. we are disturbed by the fact that many women who have got the hiv virus, are getting cervical cancer not much is being done with it with your help we put together a collaborative effort to save lives. part of the mission was to kick off the red ribbon in bots wanna as well as to follow up in zambia where we kick it off in december. we wanted to g
the constitution of the united states? would you, please, recite the constitution? [laughter] have you ever read the constitution if. >> no. >> what's your favorite part? >> i like the bit around the edge. [laughter] i like that. the sort of, like the old pirate map kind of coffee-stained looking bit. >> who wrote the constitution? >> george madison. >> that's not a person. >> washington? >> that is a person, but that's incorrect. >> george jefferson? [laughter] correct, final answer. do i win? >> have you realize the constitution? >> no, but i did see the movie. [laughter] great. >> there is no movie. >> spoiler alert. sorry. >> that's why i rewrote the constitution. [laughter] good night, everybody, thank you very much. [applause] that explains it all. that is just the tip of the iceberg. in my research for this book or, as i like to call it inevitably, my mesearch, forgive me -- [laughter] yes, more american teenagers can name the three stooges than the three branches of government, pretty shocking. almost three-quarters of americans believe of the people, by the people, for the people is in
running for a second term as president of united states. [cheers and applause] .. >> thank you, all, for coming out. it was a lot of fun, and i think i wrote a book that i'm proud of. i think that we now are in a place where we need all kinds of voices, and i think that we're, as a country, in a fearful place, and i think all of us now how fear and narrow vision -- you don't think clearly, and i think we make a lot of decisions we'll come to regret, but i wrote a book i hope makes you laugh. it is, at least, worth your read. thank you. i don't know what happens now. i feel like i'm in a jury. [laughter] he did it. i can't -- i can't thank you enough. i think that if we have more teachers like you. well, i mean, obviously, you don't want me to be the guy, but if we had more teachers like you who invested in children, we would be a lot better nation. [applause] i'd like you to stand up. [applause] >> what i did for him at 10 years old, he did for me at 60. [laughter] >> they all say, how's come i didn't get a student like him? [laughter] >> now there's that what -- what do we do? >> c
%. the united states ranks number ten in terms of industrialized nations in college completion. now, with more students being poor and with higher education as well as high school students not being prepared, how does that impact us, and why is the dropout rate so high? is it because we aren't really making school rigorous enough? are we not challenging students? or maybe we're not making it relevant to their real world experiences. or listen to this, just maybe, just maybe we're underestimating the value of relationships. now, when you ask secondary teachers what the problem is, what do you think they'll say? >> [inaudible] [laughter] >> okay, it is money. but they're going to blame -- >> they usually blame the parents for the environment the child comes from. >> they're going to blame early childhood and elementary. that's what we do in education. how many educators are in the room? okay. we blame early childhood and elementary educators. now, think about this. 46.2 million people are classified as poor. 52% of adults 18 and over aren't married. all right? early childhood, elementary. who do
amount of people looking at the total united states, but the amount of power and the amount of influence that they project into politics is just astoppedding, and they do it -- astounding, and they do it all behind closed doors. we go into that in great detail in the book where we got information from the freedom of information act from secret meetings that went on. the other thing about union heads that people don't realize is they are truly the 1%. they talk about -- unions talk about the 1% and occupy wall street, but the guys are making huge amounts of money. huge ams. the secretary treasure makes $845,000. many employees make over $# -- $200,000. it is astounding, truly the 1% spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on private planes, ready access to the white house. they are invited to the best events at the white house. these are not little guys that work their way up. i mean these are truely the 1 #% that they talk bo their members about. >> [inaudible] >> the boilermaker union, a private sector, if you use their logo on an article as i did, we get something from their law firm
't quite that extreme, but there are still subtle things that are cur. so the united states, for example, is very polarized. right now. the media has been very polarized and people are going in to what we call ecochambers they only listen and watch and read some immediate why. and they hear the same story over and over and over again. and other people watch and listen and read the other media. it's not 100% true, by the way, there is some people who cross over. there is a large enough section of the society that are doing that. so one of the most important issues facing us today is the issue of climate change. we heard that 93% of the ice we've been seeing drought across the country. food prices are shooting up. there are expecting ocean levels to really rise quite a bit receding the coastline. extreme weather getting worse, and no policy of action. why no policy action? what's going on in the policy realm? why aren't policy makers doing something? why aren't people getting out of their suv? maybe climate change isn't happening. to some people, it's not happening. in fact, it's worse tha
, the perspective is so different, you know. i don't want the average citizens in the united states to have the perspective i do because, i mean, something horrible has happened to the country. you know, i'm jealous of the ignorance i used to have. i'm not -- i don't wish it on anyone. so what kind of perspective is required from everybody to treat the veteran correctly when they get home? i don't -- i don't know. you are a different person. i don't know how you can go through that and not be a different person. but -- i'll say it again. i hesitate to speak for for anyone else specifically and everybody is different and some want to talk and some won't. i'm not sure i answered your question by the end. >> you did. i think -- i guess that the other issue i was reading you can answer is how we deal with people, you know, our loved ones when they come back. it seems to me that we have to understand even if youring the drk acting the same. it's worth trying to figure out if there is something rather than pretended there isn't. that's what rich seemed to be saying that everything is the same. >>
as president of the united states. [cheers and applause] >> find any speech from both the democratic and republican conventions online at the c-span video library. >> william clancy talks about the people who control the mars exploration rovers from nasa's jet propulsion laboratory and the experiments they're conducting. it's about an hour, 15. [applause] >> thank you. my presentation today is about the mars exploration rovers which are twin robotic laboratories that began operating, working on mars. one of which is still being used to explore the martian surface today. so my story is about how people relate to these robotic systems. the mars exploration rover mission, also known as mer, challenges how we usually think about the role of robots in space exploration. it provides a new way of understanding how computer tools and a proper social organization can be orchestrated to extend human capabilities. for over 40 years, we have been exploring other planets and their moons with robotic spacecraft. whether flying by beautiful blue neptune like voyager in the 1970s, orbiting saturn or
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